By Mira Sripada (‘22) J. Cole is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is most recognized for his profound lyrics, which often comment on complex social issues. Cole was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina where he draws much inspiration from in this album. Prior to The Off-Season, Cole debuted seven other albums/mixtapes: Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011), Born Sinner (2013), 2014 … Continue reading Review: J. Cole sums up the highs and lows of his rap career in The Off-Season, an album that commentates on the artist’s observances through his journey to rap success all while relating it to his favorite sport: basketball￼
By Leah Kendal (’24) I asked this question to Kelly Petrocella of Raymond James financial. Ms. Petrocella has been with the company for fifteen years, as both a researcher and financial advisor. For five years, Kelly withstood the “monotony” of analyzing the stock market because of her love of the field. Her passion for finance began in high school when her favorite class was math. … Continue reading “What Do You Wish You Knew in High School?”￼
By Aadit Jain (‘23) According to Medical News Today, the WHO defines “post-COVID-19” as the “…condition [that] occurs in individuals with a history of probable or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, usually 3 months from the onset of COVID-19 with symptoms that last for at least 2 months and cannot be explained by an alternative diagnosis.” Usually, symptoms from COVID-19 end within a few weeks of infection. … Continue reading What is Long COVID?
By Ava Casab (‘23) *Game: (Old diary. Press 2 to read.) Game: (You open the diary.)* Dear Diary, I awoke this morning on the couch to silence. In all my years I’ve never felt a silence as loud as it. Nobody was around me to hum making breakfast or sing off-key in the shower or to toss the morning laundry in. There were no laundry … Continue reading Side Quest: The Old Diary
By Olivia Schrauwen (‘24) “The chain reaction of evil— hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars— must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.” These were the words of Martin Luther King Jr many years ago. Even though these words were spoken during very different times, his words can still be applied to the recent events of today’s … Continue reading The Ripple Effect: IA Reflects on the Oxford Shooting
By Teodoro Gammons (‘23), Elaina Jehangir (‘25), Jaxson Kaplan-Rudolph (‘25) On November 8th, the Bloomfield Hills High School administration were made aware of racist posts and messages made by students circling around social media. These provocative posts caused great distress within the community, and several students reported these messages to school administrators. Two days later, Mr. Hollerith, principal of Bloomfield Hills High School, sent out … Continue reading Racist Incidents Stir Outrage at BHHS￼
By Mira Sripada (‘24) Shawn Mendes is a singer and songwriter from Pickering, Canada. At the age of 22, Mendes has released four studio albums: Handwritten (2016), Illuminate (2016), Shawn Mendes (2019) and Wonder (2020). On top of this, his collaborations with other successful artists such as Camila Cabello and Justin Bieber have garnered him even more recognition. With over 60 million followers on Instagram … Continue reading Review: At the same time that Wonder sounds expansive and broadening, it is soft and delicate and serves as an anthem for beautiful chaos, coming-of-age confusion and young love.
By Sandra Fernandez (‘24) With fall comes the reemergence of sweater weather, pumpkin spice (go read Devi’s article), and the beautiful colors of the autumn leaves. For writers around the world, fall, specifically November, means drinking coffee, messing up your sleep schedule, and participating in NaNoWriMo. Every year, many writers partake in this challenge to complete the ultimate task: writing a novel in just 30 … Continue reading NaNoWriMo
By Morgan Cook (’22) Urban sustainability is often thought of in terms of what a city can do to improve the natural world in and around it. However, as vital as this is in maintaining an overall healthier planet and minimizing the negative impacts of human lifestyle on the living world surrounding us, urban efforts to integrate more ecological methods of design also have the … Continue reading ZFarms: Inspiring a Greener Future for Everyone￼
By Jaxson K.R. (‘25) America is the only country to have never defaulted on its debts. But right now, we are closer than ever before in American history to doing so. Not raising the ceiling means that the government will not be able to borrow additional money to fund its programs. If the debt ceiling is not raised and the government is not funded by … Continue reading America’s Financial Future is Dependent on Voting to Raise the Debt Ceiling, but Politicians are Conflicted Nevertheless.